Tennyson Power Station

Stage Number: MBSH.02.06.12

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Rocklea-Yeerongpilly-Moorooka

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson

Latitude & Longitude: -27.52561111,153.00730556

Time Link: 1953

Map Link: 1951

Image Time Point: 1951

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The Tennyson Power Station operated between 1953 and 1986. Owned by the Brisbane City Council, when the third and final stage was completed in 1964, it was the biggest powerhouse in Queensland.


Kowald, Margaret. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Kay Cohen, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. Volume 2. RHSQ. 2016 page 263

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Map References

BCA. BCA Series ID 1044, Town Plan, Land Use Survey Maps including 8 chain key maps, 1927 – 1951. 4 chains to the inch. 68. Rocklea-Archerfield. 1044